White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says he has yet to discuss with the president whether he believes the Russia government interfered in the 2016 election, as intelligence agencies have concluded.
Spicer told reporters during a briefing Tuesday: “I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing.”
America’s top intelligence officials have concluded that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America’s 2016 presidential campaign.
That includes former FBI director James Comey. He recently testified in a congressional hearing that there is no doubt that the Russians meddled “with “purpose,” ”sophistication” and technology.
Comey called it a “high-confidence judgment of the entire intelligence community.”
Trump has dismissed investigations into the meddling and potential collusion with his campaign associates as a “witch hunt.”
The president fired Comey in May and has suggested — but refused to confirm — that he may have tapes of his discussions with Comey. Spicer said that Trump is expected to make an announcement this week on whether any such recordings exist.
The House Intelligence Committee has asked White House counsel Don McGahn to provide an answer to the ongoing question about tapes by Friday.